S.3 Ep.14 – Poem In Your Pocket Day



This episode is a celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day!

In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, several JMRL staff read the following poems . All of the poems are either in the public domain or were written by the reader.

 

JMRL’s COVID-19 Response Plan

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

 

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website

 


S.3 Ep.13 – What We’re Reading While We’re Home Pt. 2



On this episode we talk about what we’re reading. We’ll hear once again from a variety of our colleagues, who also talk about what they’ve been reading. All of these titles exist in JMRL’s collection in at least one digital format, so they’re accessible to download or put on hold even while physical JMRL locations are closed.

JMRL’s COVID-19 Response Plan

COVID-19 Response and Available Online Resources

It’s National Poetry Month!

Poetry Contest Information and Online Submission

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.12 – What We’re Reading While We’re Home Pt. 1



On this episode we talk about what we’re reading. We’ll hear from a variety of our colleagues, who also talk about what they’ve been reading. All of these titles exist in JMRL’s collection in at least one digital format, so they’re accessible to download or put on hold even while physical JMRL locations are closed.

 

 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Friends of the Library have postponed their spring sale until a not yet determined time. We will keep you updated as we find out more. 

 


S.3 Ep.11 – So I Married a President



On this episode we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library earlier this month, So I Married a President: How to Become First Lady in One Easy Step. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Originally, this episode was going to cover JMRL’s five tiered COVID-19 response plan, but the local situation developed so quickly that the episode was out of date before it was published, and JMRL is closed until at least the end of March. Find a list of digital resources that you can access through the JMRL blog.

Next, we hear a recording of JMRL’s Historical Collection Librarian, Miranda Burnett, giving a presentation on several former first ladies, in a program called So I Married a President: How to Become First Lady in One Easy Step.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Friends of the Library have postponed their spring sale until a not yet determined time. We will keep you updated as we find out more.


S.3 Ep.10 – Acoustic Soul



On this episode we hear a recording of an event at the Northside Library featuring music and poetry by Richelle Claiborne and Tucker Rogers. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of Acoustic Soul, an event that took place at the Northside library last month. Acoustic Soul features singer Richelle Claiborne and guitarist Tucker Rogers with an evening of music and poetry. Claiborne, also a poet and actress, shares her process and original works and takes questions from the audience. Rogers plays everything from Bluegrass to Hip Hop and is known for the deep and honest connection he forms with both his instrument and audience. 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.9 – Roots and Remembrance



On this episode we talk to Monticello’s Niya Bates about an event she moderated at the Northside Library centered around the largest sale of enslaved people in Monticello’s history. We also talk about what we read.

 

We also hear from Monticello’s Niya Bates, Director of African American History and the Getting Word Oral History Project, about an event held at the Northside Library in January. This event was Roots and Remembrance: From the Descendants of Monticello’s Enslaved Families, which allowed descendants of people enslaved at Monticello to reflect upon and remember their ancestors.

Niya is reading:

 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss or reading challenges you’d like to invite us to join, please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.8 – New Year, More Books



On this episode we are talking about our reading goals in the new year and checking in with the new Gordon Avenue Library Branch Manager.

Tell us about your reading goals!

We also chat with Gordon Avenue Library’s new Branch Manager, Camille Thompson, about what it’s like to step into that role and what Gordon Avenue Library users can expect in the coming months.

Camille:

 

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss or reading challenges you’d like to invite us to join, please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.7 – 2019 Wrap Up



On this episode we are wrapping up 2019 with our top reading picks, JMRL news, and a look ahead to what’s in store next year at JMRL. 

Big JMRL news

Library materials with the highest rates of circulation for the year

We recommend checking out the headliners announced for the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.6 – Starting a Minority Owned Business



On this episode we hear a panel discussing starting a minority-owned business. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of a panel that spoke at the Northside library in November. The presentation focused on starting a minority-owned business. Panelists included:

Panelists mention:

Attendees got the chance to learn from an expert panel about an array of existing and emerging resources to help build the foundation and the relationships that make a business a success.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.


S.3 Ep.5 – Reviewing John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood



On this episode we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library last month. In it, Martin Chapman, a local medical biotech entrepreneur, reviews the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. We also talk about what we’re reading.

Next we hear a recording of the October session of  the Northside library’s Books Sandwiched In program. Martin Chapman discusses Bad Blood, which Katie also talked about reading in an earlier episode.

If you have books you’d like to recommend we read and discuss please email us at podcast@jmrl.org.

This podcast is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to learn more or join the friends please head to their website.